DG’s Head of Design, Sarah Barker handed the final year Textile students a brief to design a collection of greetings products for the everyday market. The overall winners were Lottie Cooper, Rosie Edwards and Francesca Di-Lella. They each were given £350 prize money plus a work placement at the Design Group HQ in Hengoed. Other awards were also given to Lowri O’Toole, Rachel Knox, Kaya Moore, Zoe Terrell, Alice Hargreaves and Emma Phillips.
On winning the awards the students said:
“I doubted my ability but winning an award that recognises a unique talent I have, gave me so much confidence. The whole experience has been incredible ,and the best part is, it’s not over yet!” Francesca Di-Lella
“I was so grateful to receive such an amazing award that really celebrated all of my hard work. I cannot wait to take this incredible opportunity.” Lottie Cooper
“It’s a huge confidence boost that came at a great time, as we are about to start our final major projects.” Rosie Edwards
Very well done to all this year’s winners, as well as the whole cohort, for throwing yourselves into this outstanding project.